Building & Life Safety Department: First in State to Achieve Accreditation

May 16, 2023
arlington heights IAS building The Village of Arlington Heights' Building & Life Safety Department, is the first in Illinois history to be presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the International Accreditation Service, or IAS. 

The Building & Life Safety Department was recently awarded the IAS Recognition for quality, permitting, plan review, inspection and property maintenance code enforcement services. The program is a way for local building departments to demonstrate a commitment to service, safety and continuous improvement . Building & Life Safety was recognized for:

  • Demonstrating high quality professional services
  • Increases public confidence
  • Raises public profile of department code professionals and the organization
  • Insight into industry best practices

The International Accreditation Service (IAS) has implemented a new Building Department Recognition (BDR) program in 2021 that recognizes building and code enforcement departments —that have demonstrated a commitment to service, safety and continuous improvement. We are the first in the State of Illinois to have achieved this award.